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PAZ BSS - RHINO.INSIDE REVIT



PAZ BSS - RHINO.INSIDE REVIT
PAZ Academy (Parametric Academy Zurich)

 
Do you have a full-time job, family, friends, and a hobby? Do you want to continue learning and challenging yourself to become more confident and effective in your professional life?

If the answer is yes, the BSS - Building System Specialist Title is for you! You can learn alongside your daily job with personalized online training.

Take the power of Grasshopper to your daily BIM environment, to Revit, and become a parametric Jedi in your office! 

How can you do it? Be part of the PAZ BSS 4 months of personal training, an intense but amazing shortcut, and a rocket to help your everyday workflow.

Ready for the change?  Register the BSS Journey and make a big change in your career.

Join the 2021 second edition from February 1st!

Posted on 22 January 2021 | 12:51 pm

Computational Design with Grasshopper Course


Knowledge is priceless!

We are excited to offer an online comprehensive Grasshopper Computational Design Course for Rhino 6 and 7 in English and Spanish!

For those interested in acquiring Grasshopper skills at your own pace, this online Computational Design with Grasshopper course is for you.

This course explores forms and design possibilities with Grasshopper’s tools and their relationship to Rhino. 
Watch a few of the projects you will be able to create after the completion of this course! The class will help you improve your workflow by covering modeling geometry, data structure, general concepts, data types, data matching, lists, trees, and of course, tons of creativity. It will provide you with a functional understanding of Grasshopper and parametric design thinking. Grasshopper’s preliminary design and concept development advantages come to life in numerous real-life examples throughout the course.

This online course is now available! It is free for teachers and students and offered at a discounted price for professionals using the following coupons:


Computational Design with Grasshopper in English - Click here
  • Faculty members or students enjoy for free using this coupon code: EDUCATION_IS_PRICELESS_GH 
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  • Profesores o estudiantes gratis con este cupón: EDUCACIONNOTIENEPRECIOGH

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Posted on 18 January 2021 | 7:52 pm

New DesignMorphine webinars - February 2021


DesignMorphine has announced new amazing webinars:
  • February 6, 2021 - Bionic Articulations V1.0 Webinar by DesignMorphine



    Inspired by DesignMorphine’s Master Degree (Chapter 1 – Prosthesis), Bionic Articulations V1.0 will focus on designing bespoke components that are integrated as prosthetic extensions of the human body. Students will learn to create high-resolution bionic ornamentation of the human body using dynamic digital sculpting. 
  • February 7, 2021 - Contorted Compositions V1.0 Webinar by DesignMorphine



    Inspired by DesignMorphine’s Master Degree (Chapter 2 – Corpuscle), Contorted Compositions V1.0 will explore parametric workflows that combine complex geometry design and procedural modeling using Grasshopper algorithms to create architectural spaces. Participants will be guided through different approaches for creating periodic surfaces and morphing them into compound pavilion topologies.

  • February 13, 2012 - Kinetic Correlations V1.0 Webinar by DesignMorphine



    Inspired by DesignMorphine’s Master Degree (Chapter 4 – Kinesis), Kinetic Correlations V1.0 will investigate generative swarm-based systems, vectors, vector trails, and particle systems in Houdini. Participants will learn how to create and develop visually inspiring generative formations built on parametric principles and computational rules. 

  • February 14, 2021 - Scripted Synergies V1.0 Webinar by DesignMorphine



    Inspired by DesignMorphine’s Master Degree (Chapter 5 – Cosmogony), Scripted Synergies V1.0 will introduce agent-based assemblies and systems through custom coding in Grasshopper. Participants will get a basic understanding of scripting and algorithm design using C# and object-oriented Programming. 


Posted on 17 January 2021 | 5:54 pm

New Rhino 7 videos by SimplyRhino UK - SubD, QuadRemesh, and Rendering/Denoiser/PBM rendering


SimplyRhino UK has been kind enough to share three videos with the content covered at its last UK User Group Meeting in December.

Rhino 7 – SubD Modelling in Rhino for Mac


A quick look at the new SubD modelling metaphor in Rhino 7. This is shown in Rhino for Mac but is equally relevant to Rhino for Windows. In this video, Phil Cook from Simply Rhino looks at three areas where a SubD workflow could have advantages over NURBS.



Rhino 7 – Rendering, Denoiser and Physically Based Materials


In this short video, Phil Cook from Simply Rhino looks at Rendering improvements in Rhino 7. This includes the Cycles Raytrace Render and adding Denoiser elements with the new Package Manager in Rhino 7. Finally, the new Physically Based Materials are discussed.



Rhino 7 – QuadRemesh – a quick introduction


QuadRemesh is a great new tool in Rhino 7 for reverse engineering and mesh retopology. In this short introductory video, Phil Cook from Simply Rhino runs through the basics of QuadRemesh and shows an example of how this can be helpful in reverse engineering.




Posted on 17 January 2021 | 5:36 pm

A Rhino promotion we couldn't resist

 


Sometimes people like us. Elite Modeling School seems to and made a YouTube video about it.

Honestly, we didn't pay this fellow.

What 3D Modeling Software Should I Use? 10 Reasons to Use Rhino as your CAD Software...




Posted on 15 January 2021 | 8:06 pm

Rhino 7 is shipping

 


Rhino 7 is now shipping! New features and enhancements include:
Upgrades to Rhino 7 for Windows and Mac are now available. 

There are no price changes for Rhino except:
  • The commercial upgrade price increased to $/€595.
  • There is a  commercial upgrade promotion of $/€395 that ends on March 10, 2021.
Reminder: You can upgrade your older version of Rhino for the above price unless it is a Rhino evaluation version. Rhino evaluations are not upgradable. 

Buy an upgrade for $/€395 until March 10, 2021.


Try Rhino 7 or buy it... 

Posted on 13 January 2021 | 8:36 pm

Parametric Design Webinar (Rhino + Grasshopper) - February


Parametric Design Webinar
15-25 February 2021

Are you interested in gaining Parametric competency to push your design skills to the next level?

Are you ready to learn a very exciting and powerful tool that will take your ideas and concepts to a whole new realm?

This Parametric Design Webinar will provide you with the necessary knowledge and ability to use Grasshopper, a free visual programming plugin in Rhinoceros.

If you already know Grasshopper and would like to uplift your parametric knowledge, you can choose option 2.

  • Option 1: General Webinar for Beginners - 8 Days / 16 hours in total: Start 15 February
  • Option 2: Intensive Webinar for Intermediates - 4 Days / 8 hours in total: Start 22 February

Time Zone: CET/Berlin Germany Time

Language: English

Participants receive a certificate of participation at the end of the webinar.



Posted on 11 January 2021 | 12:56 pm

xNURBS Rhino plugin V5 released

 xNURBS announces the availability of Version 5. V5 includes several enhancements, e.g., producing better surfacing quality, exporting a set of C/RhinoCommon APIs etc. V4 customers can get a free upgrade to V5. The following is a short answer to Why xNURBS?.



Key Features of xNURBS:

  • Unlimited capacities for solving NURBS: Its optimization algorithm can solve virtually any NURBS surface in a matter of milliseconds (regardless of how complex the constraints are.).
  • High-quality surfaces: For a given set of constraints, xNURBS’ optimization algorithm uses an energy-minimization method to generate the smoothest NURBS surface among all possible solutions. The generated surface quality is outstanding.
  • xNURBS is one super powerful NURBS tool that fixes virtually all surfacing issues for existing CAD software.
  • Easy-to-use: It uses one simple UI for all kinds of NURBS modeling.
  • Super robust: xNURBS is rock solid and works flawlessly.
  • Native CAD surfaces: xNURBS is based on NURBS, i.e., the native CAD surfaces, which can be directly used for any CAD modeling operations without any geometry translation.

Details...

Posted on 11 January 2021 | 7:24 am

5 Things You Didn't Know You Can Do with Grasshopper!


Watch the latest ShapeDiver video and discover five things you didn't know you could do with Grasshopper and ShapeDiver (ft. Rooster, Squid, and OpenNest).

Links to a video description and to view...


Posted on 8 January 2021 | 3:18 pm

AA Emergent Technologies & Design (EmTech) Graduate Programme 2021-22 - Applications now open!


Applications are now open for Emergent Technologies and Design (M.Sc. / M.Arch.) 2021-22.

AA Emergent Technologies & Design (EmTech) Graduate Programme investigates new architecture and ecology synergies through the critical intersection of computational design and fabrication. 

Emergent Technologies and Design Programme (inaugurated in 2001) is open to graduates in architecture and engineering who wish to develop skills and pursue knowledge in architectural design science that is located in new production paradigms.

EmTech's focus is on exploring experiential and social potentials of new material and spatial configurations for architectural and Ecological Urban Designs situated in the dynamic contexts of emerging biomes. The programme stimulates critical thinking through experience of research driven design projects that are developed in an intellectually rigorous and creative studio environment.

More information about EmTech can be found here

Apply for Emergent Technologies & Design (M.Sc./M.Arch.) 2021-22

Contact:
Dr. Elif Erdine (Director)  elif.erdine@aaschool.ac.uk
Dr. Michael Weinstock (Founding Director)  mweinstock@aaschool.ac.uk

Applications are open for Emergent Technologies and Design (M.Sc. / M.Arch.) 2021-22.

The early application deadline for EmTech MSc/ MArch Programme is Friday, 29 January 2021.

Bursaries are available to cover fees. 

Posted on 8 January 2021 | 12:56 pm

Nemo for ship design is back in the water!

Nemo, the Grasshopper plugin for ship design, is back in the water! 

Nemo provides multiple tools to generate lines plan, compute hydrostatics, perform resistance prediction, extract structural data, produce 2D drawings, and exchange data with other external software. Nemo also includes free tools to create parametric shapes such as Naca profiles, hydrofoils, keels, rudders, blade propellers, and sail plans. 

Nemo is now available for purchase with commercial or educational licenses. 

The following license levels are provided to fit every need, depending on user activity : 
  • Free (Designer) 
  • Level 1 (Section + Hydrostatics + Visualization) 
  • Level 1 + 2 (Section + Hydrostatics + Visualization + Resistance + Structure) 
 This new release brings Mac OS + Windows Support (Rhino 6 + 7), new Export components (MaatHydro + FineMarine), and new Structure tools.

 Details, updates, and features...

Posted on 7 January 2021 | 8:06 am

Rhino online training in Spanish

  Learn Rhino with Darco's online courses



Rhino Basics

By the end of this course, participants will have acquired the necessary knowledge to model, edit, and manipulate basic 3D elements and assemblies with Rhino. (The course is taught in Spanish).

Date: January 18-21, 2021
Time: 9 am-1 pm (Mexico City time)
Price: USD$250 + taxes

Register here!





Rhino Advanced

With this course, students will learn the use of advanced modeling methods, which allows the creation of complex and multi-component surfaces, and provides tools to diagnose and correct surfaces. Methods to personalize software use and collaborative work will be presented. (The course is taught in Spanish).

Date: January 25-29, 2021
Time: 9 am-1 pm (Mexico City time)
Price: USD$250 + taxes


Register here!


Both courses are for professionals of architecture, design and fabrication, manufacturing, and 3D design. Students who complete the course will receive a course completion diploma.

Questions? Contact Fernanda Aguilar at fernanda.aguilar@darco.com.mx



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Posted on 6 January 2021 | 6:45 pm

Looking for SubD tutorials?


We provide blog posts of short educational tutorials to learn Rhino. One example is a tutorial by Travis Serio of a heart-shaped ring. You can learn how to model a heart-shaped ring using SubD geometry in Rhino 7. 

This and more on the Rhino Tech Tips site...

Posted on 29 December 2020 | 6:23 pm

Workshop: Circular Economy in Structural Design with parametric engineering tools (Karamba3D) - January 11-15, 2021


Circular Economy in Structural Design with parametric engineering tools (Karamba3D)
January 11-15, 2021

The workshop will incorporate carbon footprint evaluation and circular economy into a structural design workflow with a focus on timber structures. Through the combined use of parametric tools for structural design such as Karamba3D, and optimization tools such as Octopus, comparative strategies will be used to mediate between purely structural and environmental criteria, suggesting a more holistic design process.

In the context of the climate emergency, architects and engineers try to reduce the environmental impact of structures through a shift in their design process. The use of recycled material plays a major role in this approach. One of the central questions is how can we design sustainable and smart structures by intelligently using recycled elements. Many factors such as the history of the elements, their condition, or their location influence the design, the carbon footprint, and the price. Parametric structural design tools, coupled with multi-dimensional optimization methods, can help to explore the design space and evaluate designs concerning those criteria.

The workshop will focus on principles about recycled materials in the building industry, coupled with an introduction to parametric structural design and optimization tools. The participants will work during the whole week on the design of a pavilion by applying the learned principles and using an available database of existing recycled timber elements. Lectures of professionals and researchers working in the field of circular economy in architecture and construction supplement the workshop.

Workshops organizers and tutors, in a joint effort with the Reflow Parisian consortium (including Fab City Grand Paris, the City Council of Paris, and the association Arslonga), aim to build the pavilion designed during the workshop in the spring of 2021 with the participation of the workshop participants.

Complete details and registration...

Posted on 24 December 2020 | 11:48 am

Master in Parametric Design (Hybrid Edition) by Controlmad - March-June 2021


Master in Parametric Design – Hybrid Edition
March-June 2021 


A unique study program adapted to this new situation and challenging world. This master course is the hybrid and flexible version of Controlmad's Master in Parametric Design On-site, with XI successful editions. 

It is the chance to introduce you to the world of computational design, a state-of-the-art field for product design, architecture, landscape, engineering, digital fabrication… through the creation of physical and digital parametric models using as main tools Grasshopper for Rhino and CNC machines (Computer Numerical Control).

Complete details and registration...

Posted on 24 December 2020 | 11:42 am

Panther (jewelry plugin) now compatible with Rhino 7


Panther 1.7 is now available! 

The new plugin version for Rhino 7 and Grasshopper is already available to download!

Current users are welcome to update today for free. It includes new SubD jewelry builders as well as full integration with newly implemented Rhino functionality. 

Roar with Panther - Interactive Jewelry.

Download Panther from food4Rhino...


Posted on 24 December 2020 | 11:38 am

Timber WH-Arena and Timber Tower in Vienna

Nicolas Sterling from Sterling Presser Architects + Engineers has been kind enough to share one of his latest project done in Rhino/Grasshopper.

The Timber WH ARENA and Timber Tower design proposal for the WH-Arena competition in Vienna has made it to the second round.

The 20,000-seat WH-Arena timber concept is rooted in nature in symbiosis with its environment. The project vision is to create a new sustainable landmark for a large-scale arena that performs at all levels of efficiency and flexibility. The dialogue between the arena, the side buildings, and the public space creates a unique combination. The architectural objects play as much role as the outer space they generate. The timber structural moiré skin is acting as the tree skin. The building maximizes natural, beautiful, and warm materials that connect us with nature and envisions a sustainable future.

The arena roof, the shape of a shallow saddle, consists of a triangular grillage of timber strips structure as a Gridnet, a hybrid of a gridshell and a cablenet. This composite construction, which optimizes the use of material while minimizing embodied energy, while using a renewably sourced timber, creates a warm feel to the space with an enhanced acoustic performance. The roof spans about 160 m lengthwise and about 130 m crosswise. The roof has photovoltaic panels on its upper side and an uninterrupted continuously closed acoustic ceiling on its underside, which is partially translucent to give the interior of the arena a striking design effect.

The integrated architecture and facade structure follows a subtle distribution to create an optical effect as one moves around the building. The roof, the façade elements, and the timber gridshell are a unique parametric model to balance structural performance and aesthetic and visual effect.

The project is great teamwork in collaboration with:

  • Thornton Tomasetti: Structure, facades, and acoustic
  • A24 Landschaft: Landscape
  • Transsolar: Energy, sustainability, environment design, MEP
  • Kunz: Fire engineering
  • Woo Architects: Arena experts
  • Yann Kersalé. Lighting artist
  • Ateliers de L’Éclairage: Lighting designer/engineers
  • SOL: Renderings
  • Xtrude.Berlin: 3D printing

Complete details...


Posted on 24 December 2020 | 11:25 am

ShapeDiver now supports Rhino 7!


After a big development push and a few weeks of coordinating, ShapeDiver is happy to launch its brand new Rhino 7 system (almost) in time!

Rhino 7 is packed with new features, and several of them come with brand new Grasshopper components that are compatible with the ShapeDiver Rhino 7 system. If you are excited about the new organic modeling possibilities offered by the SubD feature, try out the new SubD components in Grasshopper! Need to clean up or smooth some nasty meshes? The QuadRemesh component is there for you, producing clean quad meshes that will also help with the rendering performance in the ShapeDiver viewer.

At the moment, Rhino 7 is running on a brand new test system. The testing phase will extend until the release of the new platform in Spring 2021. If you want to test it right now, use the contact form on their website and request your account to be switched to the new Rhino 7 system.

More information...


Posted on 23 December 2020 | 10:15 am

Bongo 3.0 WIP 6 now available



Bongo 2.0 users are encouraged to download and try this WIP release of the animation plugin for Rhino 7, Bongo 3.0.

New features:

  • Improved dope sheet and keyframe table UI
  • Improved connections springs


Bongo 3.0 WIP 6 is now available from here.


Enjoy!

Posted on 22 December 2020 | 9:31 am

PanelingTools for Rhino 7 released

 


We've released PanelingTools for Rhino 7 in Windows and Mac! Check the release details...

The PanelingTools plugin for Rhino and Grasshopper by Robert McNeel & Associates is widely used by designers, architects, and building professionals. It supports intuitive design of paneling concepts as well as helps rationalize complex geometry into a format suitable for analysis and fabrication.

Download...

Posted on 17 December 2020 | 10:01 pm

Point Clouds now supports Rhino 7


Veesus now has a Point Clouds for Rhino 7 plugin. 

The Point Clouds plugin provides a way to load massive sizes of data into the native Rhino environment. The plugin also offers powerful point cloud manipulation tools such as slicing, clipping, smoothing, lighting, magnification, color ramp, and export.

Details and download information for Point Clouds for Rhino 7...

Posted on 17 December 2020 | 5:09 pm

Randselva Bridge - the world’s biggest bridge designed and built without drawings

Sweco is the leading architecture and engineering consultancy company in the European market with comprehensive expertise for all types of projects. 

In 2016 Sweco was in charge of designing the first drawing-less bridge in Norway. The successfully conducted project encouraged undertaking further challenges. Now, with PNC as a contractor, the company is designing and building a 634m long cantilever bridge without drawings. Krzysztof Wojslaw and Øystein Ulvestad showed at the Parametric Design Day 2020 in Oslo how parametric design supported creating an advanced 3D model and its further use. 

And more recently, Gabriel Neves features the project on his youtube channel Ministry of Bridges.

Posted on 16 December 2020 | 4:11 pm

SubD and its application in Digital Manufacturing Webinar by Yoshio Fukumori



Rhino3D.Education invites you to a SubD and its application in Digital Manufacturing Webinar by Yoshio Fukumori.

Yoshio is an Architect Designer at MAD Architects. Before joining MAD Architects, he was a Senior Computational Designer at WeWork. Earlier in his career, in association with Michel Rojkind, they cofounded RKFK, a design and research studio focused on exploring and enhancing the relationship between digital tools and handicraft production.

Yoshio will go over basic modeling with SubD in Rhino 7, using the tools QuadRemesh, ToSubD, Bridge, Slide, InsertEdge, ExtrudeSubD, among others. He will show the usefulness of using selection filters and the versatility of the SubDDisplayToggle.

The webinar will be held in Spanish.

Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
Time: 11:00 am (EST)
Open to the public with prior registration.


Questions? Contact Lucia Miguel at lucia@mcneel.com


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Posted on 15 December 2020 | 5:28 pm

Enscape 2.9.1 now supporting Rhino 7


With Enscape 2.9.1 you can now use Rhino 7!

Update to version 2.9.1 to experience all the new features Rhinoceros offers in combination with your Enscape license. 

Download Enscape 2.9.1... 

Posted on 15 December 2020 | 1:49 pm

Parametric Design Webinar for beginners and intermediates (January 2021) by Wassef Dabboussi


Wassef Dabboussi has organized a new Parametric Design Webinar with Rhino and Grasshopper January 18-21, 2021.

Whether you are new to Grasshopper or already have some experience, check the different enrolling options.

Details and registration...


Posted on 15 December 2020 | 1:39 pm